Exodus 38 CSB

Making the Altar of Burnt Offering

1 Bezalel constructed the altar of burnt offering from acacia wood. It was square, seven and a half feet long and seven and a half feet wide,a and was four and a half feetb high.

References for Exodus 38:1

    • a 38:1 - Lit five cubits its length and five cubits its width
    • b 38:1 - Lit three cubits
      2 He made horns for it on its four corners; the horns were of one piece.c Then he overlaid it with bronze.

      References for Exodus 38:2

        • c 38:2 - Lit piece with it
          3 He made all the altar's utensils: the pots, shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans; he made all its utensils of bronze.
          4 He constructed for the altar a grate of bronze mesh under its ledge,d halfway up from the bottom.

          References for Exodus 38:4

              5 At the four corners of the bronze grate he cast four rings as holders for the poles.
              6 He also made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.
              7 Then he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar in order to carry it with them. He constructed the altar with boards so that it was hollow.e

              References for Exodus 38:7

                • e 38:7 - Ex 27:1-8

                  Making the Bronze Basin

                  8 He made the bronze basin and its stand from the [bronze] mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.f

                  References for Exodus 38:8

                    • f 38:8 - Ex 30:17-21; 1 Sm 2:22

                      Making the Courtyard

                      9 Then he made the courtyard. The hangings on the south side of the courtyard were of finely spun linen, 150 feet in length,g

                      References for Exodus 38:9

                        • g 38:9 - Lit 100 cubits
                          10 including their 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bandsh of the posts were silver.

                          References for Exodus 38:10

                            • h 38:10 - Or connecting rods
                              11 [The hangings] on the north side were also 150 feet in length,i including their 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bandsj of the posts were silver.

                              References for Exodus 38:11

                                • i 38:11 - Lit 100 cubits
                                • j 38:11 - Or connecting rods
                                  12 The hangings on the west side were 75 feet in length,k including their 10 posts and 10 bases. The hooks and bands of the posts were silver.

                                  References for Exodus 38:12

                                    • k 38:12 - Lit 50 cubits
                                      13 [The hangings] on the east toward the sunrise were also 75 feet in length.l

                                      References for Exodus 38:13

                                        • l 38:13 - Lit 50 cubits
                                          14 The hangings on one side [of the gate] were 22 and a half feet,m including their three posts and three bases.

                                          References for Exodus 38:14

                                            • m 38:14 - Lit 15 cubits
                                              15 It was the same for the other side. The hangings were 22 and a half feet,n including their three posts and three bases on both sides of the courtyard gate.

                                              References for Exodus 38:15

                                                • n 38:15 - Lit 15 cubits
                                                  16 All the hangings around the courtyard were of finely spun linen.
                                                  17 The bases for the posts were bronze; the hooks and bandso of the posts were silver; and the plating for the tops of the posts was silver. All the posts of the courtyard were banded with silver.

                                                  References for Exodus 38:17

                                                    • o 38:17 - Or connecting rods
                                                      18 The screen for the gate of the courtyard was embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. It was 30 feetp long, and like the hangings of the courtyard, seven and a half feetq high.r

                                                      References for Exodus 38:18

                                                        • p 38:18 - Lit 20 cubits
                                                        • q 38:18 - Lit five cubits
                                                        • r 38:18 - Lit high in width
                                                          19 It had four posts, including their four bronze bases. Their hooks were silver, and the bandss as well as the plating of their tops were silver.

                                                          References for Exodus 38:19

                                                            • s 38:19 - Or connecting rods
                                                              20 All the tent pegs for the tabernacle and for the surrounding courtyard were bronze.t

                                                              References for Exodus 38:20

                                                                  Inventory of Materials

                                                                  21 This is the inventory for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, that was recorded at Moses' command. It was the work of the Levites under the direction ofu Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.

                                                                  References for Exodus 38:21

                                                                    • u 38:21 - Lit Levites by the hand of
                                                                      22 Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything that the Lord commanded Moses.
                                                                      23 With him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a gem cutter, a designer, and an embroiderer with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.
                                                                      24 All the gold of the presentation offering that was used for the project in all the work on the sanctuary, was 2,193 pounds,v according to the sanctuary shekel.

                                                                      References for Exodus 38:24

                                                                        • v 38:24 - Lit 29 talents and 730 shekels
                                                                          25 The silver from those of the community who were registered was 7,544 pounds,w according to the sanctuary shekel-

                                                                          References for Exodus 38:25

                                                                            • w 38:25 - Lit 100 talents and 1,775 shekels
                                                                              26 two-fifths of an ouncex per man, that is, half a shekel according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone 20 years old or more who had crossed over to the registered group, 603,550 men.

                                                                              References for Exodus 38:26

                                                                                  27 There were 7,500 poundsy of silver [used] to cast the bases of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil-100 bases from 7,500 pounds,z 75 pounds{ for each base.

                                                                                  References for Exodus 38:27

                                                                                    • y 38:27 - Lit 100 talents
                                                                                    • z 38:27 - Lit 100 talents
                                                                                    • { 38:27 - Lit one talent
                                                                                      28 With the [remaining] 44 pounds| he made the hooks for the posts, overlaid their tops, and supplied bands} for them.

                                                                                      References for Exodus 38:28

                                                                                        • | 38:28 - Lit 1,775 (shekels)
                                                                                        • } 38:28 - Or connecting rods
                                                                                          29 The bronze of the presentation offering totaled 5,310 pounds.~

                                                                                          References for Exodus 38:29

                                                                                            • ~ 38:29 - Lit 70 talents and 2,400 shekels
                                                                                              30 He made with it the bases for the entrance to the tent of meeting, the bronze altar and its bronze grate, all the utensils for the altar,
                                                                                              31 the bases for the surrounding courtyard, the bases for the gate of the courtyard, all the tent pegs for the tabernacle, and all the tent pegs for the surrounding courtyard.